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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Jul 3rd, 2019
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From Jack Gibbons Rescue Lake Simcoe Andrew Scheer has promised to restore the Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund if he becomes Prime Minister of Canada (see “Conservatives unveil climate plan, Lake Simcoe Watch all eyes”). This is a step in the right direction. But we need more information about Mr. Scheer’s...
Jun 24th, 2019
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AWARE Simcoe Recently, as part of its submission to the provincial government on regional government review, the Town of Wasaga Beach suggested that the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority be dissolved. AWARE Simcoe board members Sandy Agnew and...
Jun 7th, 2019
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Ontario Premier Doug Ford  Bill 108 Receives Royal Assent with Several Amendments From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario  Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, 2019 has now passed third reading at Queen’s Park and received Royal Assent. It is now law in Ontario. The Act makes signific...
May 13th, 2019
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Doug Hevenor Concerns rise as funding dries up for conservation authorities by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Shortly after this year’s provincial budget was tabled, a steady stream of stories began to surface about all the funding cutbacks rolling out across the province, targeting everything ...
Apr 25th, 2019
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Ontario cuts tree planting By Allison Jones, The Canadian Press Ontario is cancelling a tree planting program, with those involved warning the move will lead to the loss of jobs and environmental benefits that forests provide. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry told Forests Ontario the da...
Apr 16th, 2019
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May 2017: Flooding across Simcoe, Muskoka, GTA CBC News A day after the PCs tabled their first budget, the government notified conservation authorities that the province will be reducing payments to flood management programs by half. Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) is losing around $100,00...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Beaver River wetlands – Friends of the Greenbelt photo Lakehead prof focusing research on Lake Simcoe, Visiting McGill professor offers ideas for carbon capture By: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters Scientists and academics around the world are tackling one of the biggest issues of our time: climat...
Mar 22nd, 2019
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Jack Gibbons From Jack Gibbons Lake Simcoe Watch This morning I made a deputation at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) Board of Directors meeting. On behalf of Lake Simcoe Watch, I asked the Board Members to direct their staff to work with the Province of Ontario and the Governm...
Mar 5th, 2019
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Deputy Premier Christine Elliott ‘This failure of leadership to protect the lake is simply unacceptable and must not be allowed to continue’ Letter from Jack Gibbons, Lake Simcoe Watch to to NewmarketToday Re: Proposed sewage plant debate fires up as Newmarket mayor warns growth will soon...
Feb 10th, 2019
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Singer and environmentalist Sarah Harmer Friday February 22: Sarah will be joined by Tim Gray, Jeff Monague, Becky Big Canoe, and the Caswell Choir Lions From the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition, Environmental Defence and the Lake Simcoe Rescue Coalition We are thrilled to announce that Sarah Harme...